Sarah <I>Caldwell</I> Colt

Sarah Caldwell Colt

Death 16 Jun 1821 (aged 40)
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Section B / Lot 70
Memorial ID 130684709 · View Source
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Sarah Caldwell COLT
Born 1781 Jan 28
Died 1821 Jun 16
Burial Old North Cemetery, Hartford, CT SEC B LOT 70 FAG
Two monuments in Old North Cemetery Burial Plots B 68 & B70
Sarah died from tuberculosis leaving young children that were cared for by Lucretia Colt Price, her sister in law for two years until Christopher married Olivia.

Father John Caldwell III 1755-1838 FAG 41030185
Mother Margaret Collier 1758-1798 FAG 16676707

Christopher Colt
Born 1780 Aug 31
Died 1850 Apr 5
Burial Old North Cemetery, Hartford, CT Section B Lot 70 with his first wife Sarah Caldwell and their children
NOTE: Christopher Colt remarried. His second wife was
Olive Sergeant 1787 Oct 24-1866 Jul 25 Burial Old North Cemetery with her children in Section E lot 9
Christopher & Olive's children
1. Mary Lucretia Colt 1826 Jul 29-1828 Mar 16 Burial Old North- Sec B-Lot FAG
2.Olivia Paine Colt 1828 Sep 15-1838 Apr 5 ( 9 yrs) Burial Old North, has 2 stones, one in B-70 with father, other E-9 with mother Olive.
3. William Upson Colt 1824 Oct 28-1848 Sep 28 (24 yrs) also has 2 stones, one in b-70 with his father, the other in E-9 with his mother Olive.
Christopher was a fabric merchant in Hartford, CT

Children with Sarah

1. Margaret Collier Colt
Born 01 Apr 1806
Died 08 Jul 1825
Age 19 yrs, died from tuberculosis
Burial Old North Cemetery Hartford,CT FAG 60718984

2. Sarah Ann Colt
Born 22 Feb 1808
Died 26 Mar 1829
Death by suicide by taking arsenic
Burial Old North Cemetery, Hartford, CT FAG 60718997

3. John Caldwell Colt
Born 12 Apr 1810
Died 18 Nov 1842
Age 32 yrs
Death by suicide after being found guilty of 1942 murder of Samuel Adams. Colt killed Adams with a hatchet in 1841 and concealed the body. His trial became a sensation in New York because of his family name, the manner of disposal of the corpse, and his arrogant demeanor in the courtroom. Stabbed himself in the heart on the morning of his hanging after he married Caroline Henshaw who later turned out to be the mother of his brother Samuel's son Samuel Caldwell Colt. When Samuel Colt died in 1862, he left Samuel Caldwell Colt the equivalent of 2 million dollars (2010 standards). Samuel's widow, Elizabeth Jarvis Colt, contested the gift, Caroline's son, Samuel Caldwell Colt produced a valid marriage license showing that Caroline and Samuel were married in Scotland during 1938 and that the document made him the rightful heir to part of Colt's estate, if not to the Colt Manufacturing Company.
Burial Old North Cemetery, Hartford, CT FAG 10799
American fur trader, bookkeeper, law clerk and teacher. Served briefly as U. S. Marine, forged letter to get himself discharged after 3 months. He became an authority concerning double-entry bookkeeping and published a textbook which had 45 editions and was published until 13 years after his death. In 1842 convicted of murder of a printer named Samuel Adams to whom he owned money for publishing his bookkeeping textbook.
Married the day of his execution 1842 Nov 18 his mistress by rector of St. Mark's Church, witnessed by his brother Samuel Colt.
Caroline Henshaw .Samuel Colt's first wife (married 1938). John's widow and her infant son, Samuel Caldwell Colt departed for Europe and took up residence in Bonn, Germany. Caroline eventually eloped with a Prussian officer of noble birth and was supported by regular payments from Sam Colt. Sam Colt consistently put quotation marks around the word "nephew" when referring to Caroline's son. This was Sam's way of acknowledging Samuel Caldwell as his son until it became public knowledge at Samuel Colt's death. Samuel Colt was able to keep his marriage to Caroline hidden. Samuel conspired with his
brother John to bigamously wed Caroline before his death.

4. Christopher Colt
Born 12 Mar 1812
Died 25 May 1855
Burial Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, CT Plot 15-1 Note confirmation from Cedar Hill that the death date on record of 1854 was provided by family. Newspaper and state records show death as 1855.
Christopher Colt was a silk merchant in Hartford, CT
Theodora Goujaud DeWolf
Born 12 Oct 1820 -
Died 15 Sep 1901 Bristol, RI
Burial Juniper Cemetery, Bristol, RI FAG 116816206
do George DeWolf 1778-1844 and Charlotte Patten Goodwin 1786-1857
Christopher & Theodora's Children
c1. George DeWolf Colt 1838-1908, married Eleanor Brown, burial Juniper Hill Cemetery, Bristol CT FAG 142949920
c2. Isabella DeWolf Colt DeWolf 1840-1923 married Francisco Eugene DeWolf, burial Juniper Hill Cemetery, Bristol, RI FAG 207302579
c3. Christopher Colt 1842-1844
c4. Edward Douglass Colt 1844-1869 Burial Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, CT w/father FAG 162014093
c5. LeBaron Bradford Colt 25 Jun 1846 - 18 Aug 1924 Burial Juniper Hill Cemetery FAG 6946605 married Mary Louise Ledyard 1850-1922 m1873 Lawyer appointed by President James Garfield a U.S. district judge for the first judicial district, then appointed by President Chester Arthur as presiding judge of U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for first circuit. elected to U.S. State Senate until his death age 78.
c6. Samuel Pomeroy Colt 10 Jan 1852 - 13 Aug 1921 Burial Juniper Hill Cemetery, Bristol, RI FAG 17987660. Founder of the U.S. Rubber Company (now Uniroyal) and the leading bank of its time in Rhode Island. Avid art collector and philanthropist. his residence, the
Linden House was acquired by state of Rhode Island and is now Colt State Park.

5. Samuel Colt
Born 19 Jul 1815
Died 10 Jan 1862 from Gout
Burial originally at his estate, Armsmear, later reinterred at Cedar Hill Cemetery with his wife and 5 children. Samuel Colt was an American inventor, industrialist and businessman who established Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company. Inducted into The National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2006.
married 5 Jun 1856.
Elizabeth Hart Jarvis
Born 05 Oct 1826
Died 23 Aug 1905
Father William Jarvis, Mother Elizabeth Miller Hart
Elizabeth's father was a prominent Episcopal minister, her mother from an extremely prominent family that included several royal governors and military leaders as well as wealth from involvement in the West Indie's trade. With the passing of her husband, Samuel Colt, Elizabeth was the richest woman in the country. Elizabeth managed Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company successfully for 43 years. Elizabeth was a prominent philanthropist and patron of the arts. She sold the Colt's Fire Arms company in 1901. When she died in 1905 her home was converted into a home for widows of Episcopalian ministers . Her property (140 acres) become Colt Park. Elizabeth used her wealth to play leading roles in countless Connecticut religious, social, art and charitable organizations. She was known affectionately as "The First Lady of Hartford". Her personal art collection of over 600 American & European objets s'art were bequeathed to the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Children of Samuel & Elizabeth Colt
1s. Samuel Jarvis Colt (24 Feb 1857 - 24 Dec 1857)

2s. Caldwell Hart Colt Born 24 Nov 1858 -Died 21 Jan 1894
Caldwell attended Yale University and was known later in life for being a yachtsman. Caldwell also was a gunmaker, he designed a barrel riffle that became one of the rarest Colt firearms ever made. Caldwell drowned at sea at age 35 near Punta Gorda, Florida while piloting his yacht "The Dauntless". His mother Elizabeth, had a parish house built near the family'e estate, Armsmear, in his name. The Parish house is listed in the National Register of Historical Places. When her son Caldwell Hart Colt died in 1894. Elizabeth had Sam and their four young children disinterred from their private burial site at their Armsmear estate and had them reinterred at Cedar Hill Cemetery in their large lot on Section 2.

3s. Elizabeth Jarvis Colt (22 Feb 1860 - 17 Oct 1860)

4.s Henrietta Colt (23 Mar 1861 - 20 Jan 1862)

5. s Unknown daughter Colt (25 Jul 1862 - 25 Jul 1862)

s1A. Samuel Caldwell Colt
Samuel Colt married 1938 Caroline Henshaw. Her son, Samuel Caldwell Colt was later identified as his son when Samuel's death occurred in 1862. The marriage and child were kept from the world, including his second wife Elizabeth Jarvis Colt. Samuel was born Dec 1841 and died 1915 Jul 15 (aged 73) in Farmington, CT. He is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, CT FAG 152549364. He married Mary Malvina Goodwin 1847-1939 m 1863. Their children were:
Samuel Theodore Colt 1864–1931
Sidney Goodwin Colt 1871–1873
Harriet Anulette Colt Miller 1874–1947
David Hill Colt 1876–1950
Mary Elizabeth Colt Halton 1879–1958
Harold Gillette Colt 1882–1952
Esther Colt 1885–1964

6. James Benjamin Colt
Born 16 Oct 1816
Died 28 Oct 1878

7. Mary Lucretia Colt
Born 30 Jun 1819
Died 17 Mar 1826

8. Norman Knox Colt
05 May 1821
03 May 1822

William Upson Colt
Born 25 Oct 1824
Died 28 Sep 1848

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 130684709
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